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Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads Friday

Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads


Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads


Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads on Saturday

New Happy Lucky Combo CD available at Crossroads

My favorite local band with a bearded accordion player, Happy Lucky Combo,  has a new CD out and is available exclusively at Crossroads for $5. Guest musicians include Antonia Fd, John Winn, Emily Avesian, Stevie Ray, Robert J. Jacobs and Paul Watson. Support local music and great guys by buying a CD.


Happy Lucky At Crossroads


HLC @ Xroads

Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads


HLC Plays Crossroads

Ask a Hills and Heighter

Seventh entry in my simple mission to find out more about my neighbors and neighborhood. I plan to ask the same questions to artists, craftspeople, musicians and local business owners. This week we ask questions of Barry Bless, maestro of music, best beard on the Southbank, acolyte of the accordion and all around good guy.

Happy Lucky at Crossroads

Tonight at 8 the Happy Lucky and Crossroads present another Cacophonous Cabaret. Beer, music, sing-a-long… it looks like the weather will be beautifully Spring like. The garage door will be open and you can take your beer on the patio. In addition to the beers on tap Will will be getting in a cask of […]

The First Wednesday Farmers’ Market

Yesterday was a bright sunny day and a perfect day for the premiere of the Wednesday edition of the Souther of the James Farmers’ Market. A good number of vendors were there and as you can see some younger market goers enjoyed dancing to the Happy Lucky Combo. If you have recently cut down a […]

Farmers’ Market News

Yesterday it felt like summer but we know it was just a tease. It’s not really summer until you head down to Forest Hill Park and hit up the South of the James Farmers’ Market. The first day of the market is May 7th but the good folks of Market Umbrella have a great tease […]

Happy Lucky Combo at Crossroads Tonight


Richmond Magazine’s Best/Worst Issue – Southbank Winners

Richmond Magazine’s annual Best/Worst of Richmond has been on the newstands for a little bit and I finally got around to getting a copy.  Nice to see the following H&H representatives getting some kudos from fellow Richmonders. Kathy Graziano was voted Future Mayor and tied for first as Best Local Public Servant. Barry Bless was […]

Blog Gives Happy Lucky Combo CD Thumbs Up

Happy Lucky Combo released a new CD this week “Carnival of Sound” and the blog Kozmicdogz Breaks Loose purchased a CD recently. Best $5 I’ve Spent In Quite A While! I traveled down Forest Hill Avenue today and purchased a copy of “Carnival of Sound” The Happy Luck Combo’s new cd. Well worth the price […]

Barry Bless & Luminhaus

H&H resident Barry Bless of Happy Lucky Combo fame has a second house in the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a pre-fab house that he, wife Jennifer Watson, family and friends built but don’t expect a cute little log cabin. This retreat has modern lines and a minimalist approach that is beyond […]

Happy Lucky Combo is Back

Our long drought of no accordion music is over. From the Happy Lucky Communique: The Happy Lucky Combo plays at O’Toole’s this Wednesday, January 13, from 8:00 till 10:30 PM. We have a busy season planned with another Yiddish Cabaret coming up and a Valentines’ Eve concert. But this Wednesday we’re going to start out […]

Happy Lucky Combo Extravaganza Tonight

The Happy Lucky Combo will be celebrating Hanaramakwanzamas Season with a Year’s End Party this Wednesday Dec. 16 @ O’Toole’s from 8:00 – 10:30 PM. Admission is FREE. There will be lots of musical guests including, Emily Avesian, baritone sax, Bob Jacobs accordion, Marcy Horwitz accordion (count ‘em), Miles Barnett violin, Isadora and Odessa Bless […]

Happy Lucky Combo at Your House

So far the auction to raise funds for Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts has raised over $6,000 but I can’t believe that nobody has bid to have Happy Lucky Combo to perform at their house. Come on people this band is great fun and your party would be the talk of the town. […]

Happy Lucky Combo Tonight at O’Tooles

Happy Lucky Combo is back at O’Toole’s this Wednesday, October 28, 8 – 10:30 PM. This week special guest Carter Blough on the bass fiddle!

Accordions Galore Wednesday at O’Toole’s

Not only will O’Toole’s be blessed with Bless and the rest of the Happy Lucky gang but there are rumblings of even more accordion fun. From the Happy Lucky Communique we hear; A while back Pippin and I made a vow to play with people who are better than we are. So in that spirit, […]

Happy Lucky Combo at O’Toole’s Tonight

The Happy Lucky Combo plays this week, Wednesday, June 24 at O’Toole’s. Also featuring fellow Southsider John Winn and Emily Avesian.

Not so lucky tonight

Bad news accordian fans, The Happy Lucky Combo will not be performing at O’Toole’s this evening. I’m not sure how well I can play my weekly game of chess without the soothing sounds of klezmer music!

Special Guests With Happy Lucky Combo Tonight

Two musical guests Jonathan Greenberg on trumpet and John Winn on clarinet. As always the music starts around 8:00 at O’Tooles. If you see some people playing chess stop by and say hello. A group of us gather every Wednesday to play. We don’t take chess too seriously and welcome all levels, unless of course […]

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